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Exceptional visit BUT still NO ENGLISH TOURS

I rated 5 stars (Excellent) because this museum and the site of the Puits Couriot is unique. I am a... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Impressive musee

It is an experience unique, You must go there to see, feel on your own. 300 years of mining, is a... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

I rated 5 stars (Excellent) because this museum and the site of the Puits Couriot is unique. I am a local and I have been several times at this museum since I am a child. You dive into the history and mining past of Saint-Étienne....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

It is an experience unique, You must go there to see, feel on your own. 300 years of mining, is a history of St.Etienne existence.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

This is a very interesting museum with exhibits in English as well as French but the guides who take you underground unfortunately only speak French although our guide Marianne did understand and speak a little English. 2 members of our group were ex-underground workers from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ALAN B
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

St Etienne has an historical place in Design, manufacturing, and mining. This is an interesting tour. At the moment no translations available. Nevertheless, the staff, and our guide are obviously well informed and enthusiastic.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank SimonF40
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Interesting and short visit that can be understood by all ages. My daughter loved the fact that we are in 2017!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Edouard B
Reviewed July 3, 2017

My wife and I visited last year, and it was a great visit. I never knew the heavy industry was so close to St Etienne. What a waste Thatcherisation was to Europe. The toilets are well worth a look . Old and new together.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Really rustic and interesting. I liked the animations. I'd check the times for the mine visits as we timed is badly and couldn't go :( But overall would recommend if you admire beauty in decay.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Amanda C
Reviewed September 1, 2016

The best mine museum I have visited so far. Stuff lack language skills so you'd better to understand French

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Olga T
Reviewed July 1, 2016

Interesting museum detailing the history of coal mining in France in general and Saint-Etienne in particular. To some extent, it provides a history of the development of the city itself. There's more to see here than you would guess. Of course, It would have been...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank retrofuturistic
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

I currently live in Saint Etienne and whenever a friend comes to visit I take them here. Such a cool and thorough museum that really gives you a feel for the history of the region. In most of the exhibits the signs are in both...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Lauren M
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